|Miu Miu Eau de Parfum ($68-$118) at Sephora|
Fragrance Notes: Lily of the Valley, Akigalawood, Sandalwood
For a while, I was obsessed with warm, woody fragrances - I still am, I guess - but I have tried quite a few florals over the past month or two, and I think I am getting around to finally liking these. Could also be that the colder weather has dulled my nose 😛. I got some samples of the Miu Miu Eau de Parfum a while back with some Sephora orders, and it's only recently that I started using this perfume. The actual perfume (not the sample vials) is housed in an opaque soft-blue bottle with a quilted design similar to the matelassé design seen in some Miu Miu bags. The top with a translucent red disk is inspired by vintage perfume caps. The design is meant to reflect a blend of traditional and pop, though to me this has more of an old-fashioned, vintage vibe. I do wish the bottle wasn't opaque - I love being able to see the perfume inside (which is what the newer Miu Miu L'eau Bleue comes in).
Much like the bottle that houses it, the perfume is supposed to be a contemporary, modern take on florals. Miu Miu is a fresh floral with notes of lily of the valley (composed of a mix of jasmine and rose) along with akigalawood, a patchouli extract that adds a peppery spicy note to the fragrance. The perfume opens with soft floral notes, with the rose notes getting more prominent over time. It's a simple clean scent with no cloying sweet notes. It's like fresh air and spring in a bottle, and I love the bright green note to the fragrance that keeps it crisp and light. It's a soft, pleasant fragrance that stays close to my skin and lasts all day long.
Miu Miu Eau de Parfum is a good pick when you want something simple and easy to wear for cooler days and also a great fragrance for spring.